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Photo credits: Opera Philadelphia and Kelly & Massa Photography
photo by Taylor Hooper
The cast is led by soprano Katrina Thurman who soars, exclaims and declaims as necessary. Hers is a remarkably vibrant and flexible voice . . .
Soprano Katrina Thurman as Martha stands out for her wonderfully clear, pointed sound and the natural warmth she brings to her character.
The statuesque Thurman, who in this production looks more like a Hollywood starlet than a Napa Valley landowner, uses her strong and youthful soprano to great effect. The sense of comic spontaneity and sexual brio she brought to the Adina role makes this production a must-see.
Ms. Bond . . . did provide a Micaëla of sorts in Woodhull’s acolyte, Isabella Beecher, whose innocent intensity was captured sweetly by the soprano Katrina Thurman.